2024 Value-Based Healthcare Congress
Transitioning from Volume to Value: Generating Results in the Value-Based Care Environment
September 16-17, 2024 * JW Marriott Camelback Resort * Scottsdale, AZ

2024 Value-Based Healthcare Congress

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Value-based care is the future of healthcare and the shift away from fee-for-service is continuing at a steady pace. If your organization wants to give its patients a more worthwhile health care experience, a value-based care model is the solution.

Hospitals and health systems are under increased scrutiny to minimize expenses, increase patient satisfaction and improve patient outcomes. Payers, providers and other healthcare stakeholders are looking for ways to engage with value-based purchasing and alternative payment models that link claims reimbursement to value, rather than volume.

Business Research Intelligence Network’s Value-Based Healthcare Congress features leading hospitals, health systems and payor organizations who will share best practices and practical information on how to position your organization to succeed in the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care. Participate in in discussions surrounding the broader landscape of value-based care, learn how to overcome the challenges associated with transitioning to outcomes-based care, and understand how to succeed under alternative payment models and improve financial and patient outcomes.

Who Should Attend?

 

Conference Agenda

Day One - Monday, September 16, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am
Conference Registration & Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

8:15am – 9:00am
Value-Based Care: Paving the Way for a More Effective Healthcare System
Value-based care (VBC) models represent a paradigm shift from the traditional fee-for-service approach, aligning financial incentives with the provision of coordinated, patient-centered care. This session will explore the future potential, impacts, and opportunities of value-based care. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key drivers propelling the transition to value-based care, including regulatory changes, technological advancements, and the pressing need for cost containment while improving population health. 

Michele Forgues-Lackie MBA, FACHE, CHFP, FACMPE
Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
UW Medicine Valley Medical Center 

9:00am – 9:45am
Trends to Watch as Alternative Payment Models Evolve
Over the past decade, the industry has experimented with ways to move dollars from fee-for-service care towards value-based care (VBC) structures that improve outcomes, reduce unnecessary spending, and foster better experiences for patients and providers. Through trial and error, the industry has refined its approaches to value-based reimbursements and tailored its efforts to meet the unique needs of different specialties, care settings, and patient populations. In a time of rapid evolution and growing pressures, several trends will guide the next phase of VBC. These include a shift towards commercial payers’ alternative payment models (APMs) that leverage disease-specific data and population health analytics, practice transformation tools, and new reimbursement strategies. This session will explore these trends to watch for.

Halima Ahmadi-Montecalvo, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Milken Institute of Public Health

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

10:15am – 11:00am
Value-Based Care: The Future of Healthcare Delivery
The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing a transformative shift from a volume-driven, fee-for-service model towards value-based care that emphasizes high-quality, cost-effective care and better health outcomes. This transition is being driven by new reimbursement models that link payments to quality metrics rather than the quantity of services provided. Value-based programs like accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and pay-for-performance are gaining traction as payers aim to control costs and incentivize providers to deliver coordinated, preventive care. However, significant challenges remain around interoperability, data sharing, risk adjustment and cultural change within provider organizations. Looking ahead, value-based care is projected to become the dominant reimbursement model over the next decade. Its success hinges on developing robust quality measures, engaging patients, and transitioning to population health management. Technology will play a vital role through data analytics, telehealth, remote monitoring, and tools that support care coordination across the continuum. With healthcare spending continuing to rise, the transition to value-based reimbursement aligned with improved outcomes holds promise for a more sustainable, higher-value healthcare system. But this transformation requires comprehensive stakeholder engagement and a long-term perspective on redefining how we pay for and deliver care.

John Zweifler, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Central Valley Medical Providers
Medical Consultant
Fresno County Dept of Public Health

11:00am – 11:45am
Workforce Transformations Needed to Staff Value‐Based Models of Care
The transition to value-based care requires significant workforce transformation to support new patient-centered, team-based models focused on improving outcomes while controlling costs. Primary care providers must expand their roles in population health management and chronic disease prevention. Nurses, care managers, and new roles like community health workers will take on greater responsibilities for care coordination and addressing social determinants of health. The workforce must develop new competencies in interprofessional collaboration, data analytics, quality improvement, and systems-based practice. Healthcare education will need to evolve through interprofessional training, redesigned curricula, and clinical experiences aligned with value-based care principles. Healthcare organizations must implement workforce planning, development strategies, and change management to upskill the existing workforce while cultivating emerging roles vital to value-based success. This session will explore all this and more on workforce transformations needed to staff value-based models of care.

Elizabeth Crabtree Killen, PhD, MPH
Administrator, MUSC Population Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Medical University South Carolina 

11:45am – 12:30pm
Telehealth: A Silver Lining from the Covid-19 Pandemic
Telehealth, the delivery of healthcare services through remote technologies, experienced a revolution as the world battled the Covid-19 Pandemic. This session will survey the US experience with telehealth before and during the pandemic, and then review current utilization across different clinical service lines. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the Covid-19 pandemic transformed telehealth into what will be a powerful enabler of value-based healthcare.

David Charles, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair of Neurology and Medical Director, Vanderbilt Telehealth
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch 

1:30pm – 2:15pm
How Technology Makes Value-Based Care Possible
With the evolution of healthcare technology, the elements are now in place to realize the full promise and potential of value-based care. For example, data is available and accessible; analytics extract meaningful insights; payers and providers can collaborate. Workflow and care management tools provide actionable insights and align payers’ business goals with; multiple processes in a care delivery system can be automated. As technology continues to evolve to meet the needs of a value-based care future, healthcare organizations and stakeholders adopting these new technologies will inevitably encounter challenges. This session will explore all this and more, including how technology makes VBC possible. 

Carla Moore Beckerle, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Vice President of Clinical Programs
Esse Health 

2:15pm – 3:15pm
Panel: Seizing Opportunities in the Value-Based Care Evolution
As value-based payment models rapidly proliferate, new opportunities are emerging for providers and payers to deliver higher-quality, more cost-effective care. This panel will explore the innovative strategies and approaches unlocked by the transition toward value-based reimbursement. Key opportunities to be examined include:

  • Care Delivery Transformation
  • Data Analytics and Interoperability
  • Patient Engagement
  • Value-Based Payment Innovation

This panel brings together healthcare leaders who are pioneering innovative value-based care strategies. They will share lessons learned and insights into how their organizations are capitalizing on the opportunities presented by the value-over-volume transformation.

Vipul Bhatia, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer
WellSpan Health

Ryan Coblentz FSA, MAAA
Vice President, Value Based Reimbursement & Provider Insights
Highmark Health 

Halima Ahmadi-Montecalvo, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Milken Institute of Public Health

3:15pm – 3:45pm
Networking & Refreshments Break 

3:45pm – 4:30pm
TBD 

Julie Hobson RN, BSN
Deployment Strategy Consultant
Highmark Health

Gwen Roberts PMO, BA
Principal Provider Analytics Consultant
Highmark Health 

Desiree Vuocolo MPA
Director Provider Deployment Strategy
Highmark Health 

4:30pm – 5:15pm
The Pharmacy's Pivotal Role in Value-based Care: Optimizing Patient Outcomes and Cost Efficiency
This session will explore the evolving responsibilities of pharmacists in this new paradigm, highlighting their unique position as medication experts and patient advocates. Attendees will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by value-based care initiatives, including the need for enhanced medication management, care coordination, and patient education. We’ll focus on how pharmacists can leverage their expertise to ensure appropriate medication use, minimize adverse drug events, and promote medication adherence – all critical factors in achieving positive patient outcomes and reducing avoidable healthcare costs. 

Nina Jain, MD, MBA, MSc
Medical Director of Value-Based Care Transformation
Mass General Brigham 

5:15pm
End of Day One

Day Two – Tuesday, September 17, 2024

7:15am – 8:00am
Networking Breakfast 

8:00am – 8:15am
Chairperson’s Recap 

8:15am – 9:00am
What Value-Based Care Means for Providers
Value-based care is a form of reimbursement that ties payments for care delivery to the quality of care provided and rewards providers for both efficiency and effectiveness. This form of reimbursement has emerged as an alternative and potential replacement for fee-for-service reimbursement, which pays providers retrospectively for services delivered based on bill charges or annual fee schedules. To transform how healthcare providers are reimbursed for services rendered, CMS introduced an array of value-based care models. Private payers have, in turn, adopted similar models of accountable, value-based care. As the healthcare industry transitions to this new way of delivering care, many healthcare providers are left wondering how value-based care differs from the traditional model, what programs are available, and how successful it has been? This session will explore the basics of value-based care and help providers understand how the model works.

Michelle Mirkovič, PT, MHA
Program Director, Regulatory and Value-Based Care
Medical Economics
Southwestern Health Resources 

9:00am – 9:45am
The Role of Patient Experience in Value-Based Care Delivery
Robust evidence demonstrates that positive patient experience correlates with better adherence to treatment plans, higher care quality, and lower hospitalization rates. Patients with positive care experiences have better outcomes and lower overall costs. Conversely, negative experiences adversely impact clinical effectiveness and value. In this value-based landscape, providers must prioritize strategies to improve patient experience across all care settings. This includes enhancing provider-patient communication, expanding patient engagement and shared decision making, improving care coordination, and creating an organizational culture of patient-centeredness. This session will explore how those that successfully make patient experience a core ethos of their value-based care model will raise quality while lowering costs.

Dr. Jeanine Bulan, MD, FACP
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care and Population Health
Atlantic Health System 

9:45am – 10:15am
Networking & Refreshments Break 

10:15am – 11:00am
Telehealth: Unlocking the Potential of Value-Based Care
Telehealth, the delivery of healthcare services through remote technologies, has emerged as a powerful enabler of value-based care, offering unprecedented opportunities to enhance access, improve care coordination, and drive cost efficiencies. This session will explore the role of telehealth in the pursuit of value-based care. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the synergies between telehealth and value-based care principles, and how leveraging these technologies can transform healthcare delivery. 

Vipul Bhatia, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer
WellSpan Health

11:00am – 11:45am
Including Social Determinants of Health in Value-Based Care Payment
Addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) like economic stability, neighborhood environments, and access to care is critical for improving outcomes and reducing healthcare costs. However, current value-based payment models largely fail to account for the impact of non-medical factors on patient health. Integrating SDOH into value-based payment design holds promise for better identifying and mitigating risks while incentivizing providers to invest in linkages to community services. Potential approaches include risk-adjusting payments based on SDOH data, creating new payment codes for SDOH screening and referrals, or direct pay-for-performance on SDOH-related quality measures. SDOH-aligned payment models could spur healthcare organizations to develop comprehensive programs connecting clinical care to community-based resources targeting social needs. Key challenges remain around standardizing SDOH data collection, developing evidence-based community service models, and accounting for investment leads and lags. This session will explore how to overcome these barriers and why doing so is crucial for value-based payment to support holistic approaches that improve individual and population health 

Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA
Administrative Enterprise Director of Coding
Stanford Healthcare 

11:45am – 12:30pm
Leveraging Price Transparency for Value Based Care Arrangements 

Ryan Mackman, MBA, MHA, CLSSGB
Director of Planning and Market Research
Medical College of Wisconsin 

Adam Kern, MD
Director of Pediatric Urological Surgery and Value-Based Care
Chesapeake Urology Associates 

12:30pm
Conference Concludes

Workshop - Tuesday, September 17, 2024

12:45pm – 2:45pm

Workshop:

Innovations in Value-Based Healthcare: Charting the Path Forward

As healthcare providers and payers accelerate their transition to value-based payment and delivery models, they must embrace innovations that enhance care quality, improve population health outcomes, and reduce wasteful spending. This session will explore cutting-edge approaches reshaping how value-based healthcare is designed and implemented. We’ll highlight emerging innovations spanning care delivery transformations, digital health solutions, patient engagement strategies, and alternative payment model designs.

Featured Speakers

Michele Forgues-Lackie MBA, FACHE, CHFP, FACMPE

Michele Forgues-Lackie MBA, FACHE, CHFP, FACMPE

Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

UW Medicine Valley Medical Center

John Zweifler, MD, MPH

John Zweifler, MD, MPH

Medical Director

Central Valley Medical Providers
Medical Consultant
Fresno County Dept of Public Health

 

Elizabeth Crabtree Killen, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth Crabtree Killen, PhD, MPH

Administrator, MUSC Population Health

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Medical University South Carolina

Vipul Bhatia, MD

Vipul Bhatia, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer

WellSpan Health

Carla Moore Beckerle, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

Carla Moore Beckerle, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

Vice President of Clinical Programs

Esse Health

Julie Hobson RN, BSN

Julie Hobson RN, BSN

Deployment Strategy Consultant

Highmark Health

Gwen Roberts PMO, BA

Gwen Roberts PMO, BA

Principal Provider Analytics Consultant

Highmark Health

Desiree Vuocolo MPA

Desiree Vuocolo MPA

Director Provider Deployment Strategy

Highmark Health

Nina Jain, MD, MBA, MSc

Nina Jain, MD, MBA, MSc

Medical Director of Value-Based Care Transformation

Mass General Brigham

Michelle Mirkovič, PT, MHA

Michelle Mirkovič, PT, MHA

Program Director, Regulatory and Value-Based Care

Medical Economics
Southwestern Health Resources

Dr. Jeanine Bulan, MD, FACP

Dr. Jeanine Bulan, MD, FACP

Associate Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care and Population Health

Atlantic Health System

David Charles, MD

David Charles, MD

Professor and Vice-Chair of Neurology and Medical Director, Vanderbilt Telehealth

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA

Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, CPHQ, FAHIMA

Administrative Enterprise Director of Coding

Stanford Healthcare

Ryan Mackman, MBA, MHA, CLSSGB

Ryan Mackman, MBA, MHA, CLSSGB

Director of Planning and Market Research

Medical College of Wisconsin

Adam Kern, MD

Adam Kern, MD

Director of Pediatric Urological Surgery and Value-Based Care

Chesapeake Urology Associates

Venue

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-948-1700

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  • Cancellations received 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a refund minus the administration fee of $225. Cancellation received less than 4 weeks prior to the event will receive a credit to a future event valid for one year.

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  • Along with your registration receipt you will receive information on how to make your hotel reservations. You can also visit individual event page for specific hotel information. The conference fee does not include the cost of accommodations.

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  • Business casual. Meeting rooms can sometimes be cold so we recommend a sweater or light jacket
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